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Promoting Children's Growth with Beta-Carotene-Rich Probiotics

Loredana Quadro of Rutgers University in the U.S. will engineer strains of bacteria found in the human gut to produce the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene, and test in a mouse model the hypothesis that vitamin A-deficiency could be controlled and healthy growth of children and infant promoted through colonization of the gut by these engineered probiotics.

More information about Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children (Round 7)

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